The volume of farm sales is down, both quarterly and annually, largely due to fewer sales of arable and grazing properties, and monthly prices eased overall by 17.1% in June.
Buoyant housing prices in regional areas have begun to flow into higher rents, as Clutha and Gore record their fastest rental growth in a decade.
The historic Blackwater gold mine, on the West Coast near Reefton, is the focus of what could become a $500million redevelopment, with more than 100 jobs over a 10-year mine life.
Trade tensions between the United States and China may be behind the fourth consecutive decline in the fortnightly global dairy trade auction.
House prices rose 9.8% in Dunedin in June, significantly more than the national 5.7% gain.
Employment and skill shortages are at the forefront of Otago Southland's service sector performance index, which softened into contraction in June.
Prominent South Canterbury businessman Joe Butterfield has been censured by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and made to pay almost $28,000 in penalties and costs.
Black Friday delivered a sucker punch to manufacturing in Otago-Southland, the monthly BNZ-BusinessNZ manufacturing index contracting strongly to fall to a three-year low.
Results from a survey of 60 South Island leaders all aged under 50 has shown a marked shift in concerns, including their own employment outlook.
Strong gold production across all of Oceana Gold's four mines has meant a 14% quarter-on-quarter production lift.
Sharemarket darling a2 Milk has released an upbeat 2019 forecast, with sales expected to top more than $1 billion as it lifts the tempo on global marketing of its nutritional products.
Central Otago Lakes remains the least-affordable region in the country, despite a $67,000 decline in house prices in the past quarter.
Retirement village builder and operator Summerset has released first-half guidance forecasting growth of between 21% and 26% and its underlying profit in a range of $43million to $45million.
Dunedin-based oral probiotics company Blis Technologies has again raised the prospect of a modest maiden profit this financial year, following a large first-quarter revenue boost.
Oceana Gold has reported ''high-grade gold'' intercepts in its latest round of exploration drilling at its WKP prospect, near its Martha mine at Waihi in Coromandel.
Floating and short-term fixed mortgage rates appear set to remain at present levels into 2019, but borrowers are being cautioned to consider the longer-term effects of paying potentially higher...
New property listings throughout Otago mirrored the national trend by a decline in numbers, but asking prices continued to rise, as those in Central Otago, Queenstown and the rest of Otago were up...
Specialist bedding manufacturer Ellis Fibre has settled a debt with an offshore textile supplier, which had been seeking to liquidate the 19-year-old Dunedin company.
International trade tensions look set to shape the second half of 2018, following ''steady'' global economic activity so far this year.
Pessimism in business has risen during the past quarter to June, with darkening clouds forming on trading, expectations and profitability outlooks.